8-K 1 d62372d8k.htm FORM 8-K Form 8-K












Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 8, 2021




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Nevada   001-31895   84-1018684

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205 S. Hoover Blvd., Suite 210

Tampa, Florida 33609

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Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share   OMEX   NASDAQ Capital Market

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Item 5.02

Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.

Increase in Size of Board; Election of Director

On March 8, 2021, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (“Odyssey”) increased the number of directors constituting the Board from six to seven and elected Todd E. Siegel to fill the vacancy created thereby, with Mr. Siegel’s election to be effective on March 16, 2021. Mr. Siegel will hold office until the next election of directors and until his successor is elected and qualified or until his earlier resignation or removal. Mr. Siegal will serve on the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee, and the Nominating and Governance Committee, and he will receive compensation under the Company’s Non-Employee Director Compensation Plan.

Mr. Siegel is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Centered Solutions, LLC, an international company that specializes in prescription-based pharmacy automation, a position he has held since 2017. Previously, Mr. Siegel served as President and Chief Executive Officer of MTS Medication Technologies, Inc from 1993 to 2010. After the privatization of the company he continued to serve as Chief Executive Officer until the sale of MTS to Omnicell in 2012. Mr. Siegel is currently a member of the board of directors of Superior Group of Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGC) where he serves on the Governance and Ethics Committee and chairs the Capital Committee. He is a lifetime member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, a member of the Young President’s Organization Gold and has served on the boards of several charitable organization.

Appointment of Chief Business Officer

On March 8, 2021, the Board also appointed Laura L. Barton as Chief Business Officer, a newly created position, to lead business operations and strategic initiatives for the Company, allowing the President and COO to focus on expanding and increasing the value of Company’s mineral portfolio. Ms. Barton also serves as a member of the Board and as Odyssey’s Corporate Secretary. Additional information regarding Ms. Barton’s business experience can be found in the Proxy Statement for Odyssey’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders that was held on August 3, 2020, under the heading “Proposal No. 1—Election of Directors—Directors and Executive Officers of the Company—Directors.” Such information is incorporated herein by reference. In connection with her appointment as Chief Business Officer, Ms. Barton’s base salary was set at $245,000, and, for purposes of Odyssey’s Executive Compensation Plan, established her annual incentive target as 70% of her base salary.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Dated: March 12, 2021     By:  

/s/ Jay A. Nudi

      Jay A. Nudi
      Chief Financial Officer